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I could have done more. by Elandain I could have done more. by Elandain
Captain America is © Marvel comics.

I have to give ~MrWizard44 credit for the inspiration. His version of the Cap is here: [link]
Details of this painting can be found here: [link]

Photoshop CS3

*Edit* I had to revisit this piece for portfolio purposes. The perspective on the beach was wrong on the previous version, and the water wasn't too believable. Fixing those main points helped the image as a whole, I think.
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:iconceciliaart:
CeciliaArt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
This was very well done...
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animeart12 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Wow, this drawing you drew paints a surreal picture of Captain America around the death and destruction on the Normandy beaches
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SmokeyandtheBandit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Nice work. You even got the 'red' sea. It'd be better with the big bunks in the background. You know?
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NKVD1911ANON76 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
its disgusting about what Marvel comics did to Capt. America by making him against the tea party in the comic book.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
They did? I hadn't heard that... That is disgusting.
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NKVD1911ANON76 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Here's a link containing the scene and a article about it.

[link]
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that! that was great! I like how the they felt the black guy couldn't blend in. the tea party agenda of anarcho-Capitalism seems contradictory to me, the only thing that would accomplish would be an economical oligarchy. besides the "Anarcho" part seems unamerican, along with the disturbing lack of diversity. has any one noticed its all rich white folks? so it only makes sense that the cap would take a stab at them.
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NKVD1911ANON76 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
what the fuck are you talking about.
liberal piece of shit.

go back to Europe and never come back honky-cracker.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I grew up next to a damn military base and D.C. and have seen no of both conservitive and libral bull shit. and don't want to see my tax dollors going to protect the rights of people who have the majority of the money. they can protect their own damn selves, they have the income for it. what about the workers stuck chained to whatever damn job they've got. I've seen that end of shit too, the workers up shit creek without a paddle. also, most of europe doesn't have a socialist system, its highly regulated capitalism; in order to be defined as socialism, they need to abolish the bourgeoisie class, and last I checked, theres still corporate heads in europe. BTW, libratarianism is just a step away from anarchism. did you know that the top one percent in this country takes in a quarter of the nations income, but one in seven americans live below the poverty line, this royally pisses me off, especially when thoses with a silver spoon in their mouth claim, "poor me, poor me." excuse the hell out of me for wanting to protect the rights of those who want to protect themselves.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
they should have never put captain america in those tights. that would be a sight to see, the harshest battlefield bathing in blood, corpses, mangled bodies, and disembodied limbs scattered over the ground, the sounds of grown men crying for their mothers, the unmistakable stench of fear, and leading they way is a man in polyester tights! WTF! this is how captain america should have been depicted. kudos to you and MrWizard
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Elandain Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thanks! The tights were understandable, coming from the golden age of comics in the 30s and 40s. But we've reached an era now where people expect more realism, content, and involvement from comic book characters. With few exceptions, modern superheros have taken on a level of believability that doesn't tolerate spandex, (thankfully).
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purpleh2o Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Excellent and very effective. I like that he looks like a real person, not the usual perfect body superhero.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, usually superhero proportions look goofy in a live action film or a realistic illustration.
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Cry4theDevil Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
this is awesome. only thing I could think to add would be a gun in his hand, because he is on a battlefield and he is a soldier.
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Elandain Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I don't know if he uses a gun in the comics, I haven't read them. But yeah, I a gun would be helpful.
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Cry4theDevil Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
he did in the early comics. not so much anymore, at least not in the main universe, now in the ultimate's universe he uses everything from his shield to knives, guns at one point he uses a tank. he's a soldier bottom line. although he tries to stand for the ideals that make America.
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voltafiish Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Captain America looks like a real soldier. :3 Very powerful piece!
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thank you.
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voltafiish Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Welcomes :3
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Taka-laka Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I don't remember what the other one looked like, but this looks right. Nice job.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It wasn't dramatically different. The horizon line was a bit lower, and the perspective on the beach looked squished. Thanks.
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jeeez, I don't think he's EVER looked more.. like.. a real.. guy.. and not just the graphical aspect, but the overall FEELING of it. That's exactly what he's all about.. and war and all that.
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Elandain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I thought so, too. I hope they achieve something of that effect in the movie.
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baggs Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I like that he has jump boats on. My WWII group hope to put a outfit lie that together for the Winter Tactical.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I figured Cap would be air-dropped behind enemy lines like a paratrooper.
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baggs Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Should show him getting his chute on and talking to General Ike like the D-Day Photos.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is fantastic. so much amazing period detail, fantastic mood. Cap's expresison is great and i like that he look so young and kinda lost. ;)
a little more battle-damage/grime on the costume would have been good, but not necessary. ;}
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Elandain Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I was in the process of updating this one as you replied, actually. Thanks for the compliments. :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no problem, it was my pleasure! :)

if you're as keen on Cap as us, check out our group! :iconfansforcap:
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jackarcher12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
LEGENDARY....EPIC... im a big fan of CAP, this pic is currently my desktop background... the movie cap better look like this one...this is spot on man! excellent. Perfect real life looking cap....the body harness better stay in the movie too and beyond... i like the fact that there are no wings on the helmet..but his ears are what is there instead of the wings.. its Caps own personal fashion statement ..his style to dress like the brave men he went into battle with, this is the best I've seen and want to see for help for costume ideas..marvel better get it right now that you helped them out a WHOLE bunch.
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Elandain Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Thanks for all the compliments! It sure would be cool, but I doubt they'll notice my meager tribute. :)
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jackarcher12 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
your i didn't find you art here...i found it on a website that posted costume ideas for cap... you contributions are heard. ..and rumors of the guy from the "The office" "Jim" will be first candidate for cap ... imdb.com.. take care. have faith.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks.
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jackarcher12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you very welcome
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TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured [link] :)
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portheiusJ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Artist
Josh Wierschke says "that should be how he looks in the movie". He wanted you to know.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Sweet. I hope so too. :)
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portheiusJ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Artist
Would be pretty cool. :p
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TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is epic, I love it. I would picture that this is how he would look during that time period at that moment in his life. Captured him perfectly :thumbsup:
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Elandain Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconthedeviantindigo:
TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
No thankyou :) Its a beautiful piece!
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InsaneXade Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful detail this is one awesome pic
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thanks. :)
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PT200 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow very nice
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lukeator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I've never been a fan of cap america. But I have to say I really like this. It's a solid, realistic approach to a character that I've always thought looked a bit silly.
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Elandain Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Yeah. I mean, scales? I always thought the scales were a bit ridiculous. But don't let the comic geeks catch me saying that... ^^
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Kennon9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
This is awesome. Great piece, great emotion.
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:iconelandain:
Elandain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Thanks.
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Amisgaudi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I'm sure of that, But I was struck At the thought that if Captain America were A real person I believe this would have been A piece that Norman Rockwell would have done and with the texturing that you did it is very Norman Rockwell in style if not palette. Which is what I meant by my earlier comment ,many try to copy Mr.Rockwell You did better then I have ever seen And you trancended A comic book character where I could see him as real live human for the first time.
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